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Buddleia fallowiana Lochinch * Lavender Butterfly Bush

The Lavender Butterfly Bush, Buddleia Lochinch is a little smaller than the average Butterfly Bush but still all of 6-8'. The branches of Buddleia Lochinch are fuzzy and white. The flowers weigh down the branches so they arch. In full bloom Buddleia Lochinch can be quite spectacular. Buddleia plants perform best with regular pruning. Due to the pleasing character of the branching structure of Buddleia Lochinch I usually selectively prune out the older branches. By the third season the branches will die, and even during the second season they perform poorly. So removing them improves the health of the plants. Buddleia Lochinch prefers good soil but will perform quite well in difficult conditions. Plants are hardy to 0° F or lower, far below any conditions we are likely to get here in California. Buddleia Lochinch Buddleia attracts the Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Pale Tiger Swallowtail, Western Tiger Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Mournful Duskywing, and Umber Skipper Butterfly and is a great choice for a butterfly or hummingbird garden in a hot Summer climate. Buddleia plants frequently produce seedlings, while this is not a problem in most garden settings, care should be taken if planting near wildlands.

Buddleia Lochinch

Flowers and foliage of Buddleia Lochinch Lavender Butterfly Bush. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants in the Buddleia genus featured on this site:
Buddleia davidii Black Knight * Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Blue Ribbon * Blue Ribbon Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Color Crush * Color Crush Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Harlequin * Harlequin Variegated Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Lochinch * Lochinch Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Miss Molly * Miss Molly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Nanho Purple * Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Pink Delight * Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii White Profusion * White Profusion Butterfly Bush
Buddleia lindleyana * Weeping Butterfly Bush
Buddleia marrubifolia * Woolly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia weyeriana Honeycomb * Honeycomb Butterfly Bush